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workplace discrimination Archives

Applicants and workers are protected from race discrimination

Racial discrimination can refer to a variety of behaviors that are prohibited in the workplace, including racial slurs, racially offensive jokes and stereotyping based on race. It is also illegal to discriminate in the hiring process because of race. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides workers in Rhode Island and nationwide with protection from race discrimination in the workplace. Both federal and state laws offer protections against race discrimination. Workers should be aware that they do not have to tolerate racial discrimination in the hiring process or workplace.

Age discrimination leaves workers struggling to find employment

It has been 50 years since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was first enacted to protect workers over the age of 40 from missing out on employment opportunities and advancements solely because of their age. Unfortunately, workplace discrimination based on age is still a big part of our working world.

Workplace discrimination common for female doctors with children

Being a working mom is very common in our society. However, instead of being celebrated for being strong and accomplished in multiple areas, many of these women experience workplace discrimination, particularly in the field of medicine. A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that close to 80 percent of women doctors who are mothers have experienced workplace discrimination.

What constitutes as sexual harassment at work?

Every day, Rhode Island residents go to work to better their lives and earn money to support their families. Unfortunately, many workers get more than they bargained for in the form of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment at work can constitute a number of behaviors, all of which make the victim feel violated and uncomfortable. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaws sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination in the workplace.

Rhode Island company faces allegations of discrimination

Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination at work based on a number of factors, including race, sex and religion. Despite this, many employees find themselves being subjected to workplace discrimination. Alex & Ani, a popular jewelry company based in Rhode Island, is being sued by a former retail operation director for sex and religious discrimination.

Tips for pregnant employees and job seekers

While hiring across the nation saw an uptick in the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, many are skeptical of whether it will continue. If you are a pregnant woman looking for work, the road to a new job may still be riddled with potholes. Not every employer wants to take a chance on a pregnant woman, and not every employer understands the rules governing pregnant workers. Because of this, it is important for pregnant workers to protect themselves against unscrupulous employers.

Appellate court ruling changes rules on workplace discrimination

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on a number of characteristics, including race, sex and national origin. Sexual orientation is one characteristic that is not explicitly mentioned by the Act. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit attempted to put an end to workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation with a recent ruling in favor of an instructor at Ivy Tech Community College.

What types of discrimination can occur in the workplace?

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers with 15 or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against any employee based on certain characteristics. This law was enacted to ensure that employee rights are protected. Despite this law, many employees are treated unfairly at work and feel unsafe and unwelcome as a result.

Tesla faces lawsuit for alleged discrimination and harassment

Rhode Island employees have basic rights in the workplace that entitle them to work in a safe environment free from discrimination and harassment. If an employee's rights are violated, the employee may choose to file a lawsuit against the employer. According to a recent report, Tesla Inc. is facing a workplace discrimination lawsuit after a factory worker allegedly experienced sexual harassment, racial discrimination and threats at the workplace.